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H. W. Beckwith History of Montgomery County, Indiana
James H. HALL, farmer, Crawfordsville, was b. in Warren Co Ohio Oct 8, 1814. His parents, Thomas and Elizabeth WILLIAMSON Hall, were b. born and reared in Shenandoah Co Va and settled in an early day in Warren Co Oh. In the fall of 1835, Mr. Hall emigrated to Union Twp, and improved the farm where he at present resides. It embraces 500 acres of neatly cultivated land, is well watered, improved by good buildings, situated four miles southwest of Crawfordsville and valued at $28,000. Mr. H. was first a whig, but when the party of his choice went to pieces he naturally fell into the ranks of its successor, the republican party. His father d. in the autumn of 1840, and his mother survived a few years later. In 1841 (Feb 9) Mr. Hall marr. Miss Emma PRICE who was b. April 17, 1817. Their 7 children were as follows: Sarah Elizabeth; Henry Clay; Mary Ellen, now Mrs. George McKINSEY ; Taylor (Dec); Anna, wife of Sanford NUTT; Kellie and George. Henry was b. March 1,1845. He enlisted in Co K, 865th Ind Vols in 1862 for 3 years, but was soon stricken with lung fever and at the end of 3 mos. was discharged. He was marr. March 21, 1872 to Miss Catherine CLODFELTER, who was b. Jan 8, 1849. Her parents were Peter and Mary Clodfelter. The former came with his father from NC when a small boy. Her parents became residents of Jackson Twp some 40 years ago. Mr. & Mrs. Hall have two children: Edie b. April 13, 1873 and Carrie b July 28, 1879.